New Delhi: The Chandrayaan-2 mission is moving towards new discoveries thanks to its orbiter, which is currently orbiting the moon. It is a highly ambitious project launched by ISRO. It has now been reported that Chandrayaan has detected hydroxyl and water molecules on the moon. Chandrayaan-2's mission was launched in 2019 to explore the distant part of the moon.
However, the rover of chandrayaan-2 mission had a disappointing end on the moon. The rover part of the mission ended when it crashed on the surface. While lander and rover were not left in the accident. The orbiter is still hovering over the moon, leading to new discoveries. According to the information, ISRO is all set to launch Chandrayaan-3, the successor to next year's second mission, into space.
Scientists at the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) in Dehradun say hydroxyl and water on the moon are formed due to the weathering of space, which is the process of interacting solar winds with the lunar surface. It leads to chemical changes combined with events of effect, which further trigger the formation of reactive hydroxyl molecules. While ISRO is known for exploring water on the moon with Chandrayaan-1.